News: Consolidator Report
For the fourth consecutive year, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) is offering SEMA Show attendees a chance to win various prizes through a drawing, taking place at booth 10849 in the North Hall on Friday, Nov. 7 at noon. This year’s prizes have been provided by Car-O-Liner, and feature the newly launched Aluminum Workstation (MSRP $10,049) and QP-1 Steel Dent Puller (MSRP $994).
To be entered into the drawing, attendees who visit the SCRS booth will be provided with a report card that features the locations of companies that have supported the SCRS Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series at the SEMA Show. Attendees who visit each sponsor listed and ask about their products and services will receive a stamp on the card from the company. Once a stamp from each sponsor company has been collected, the completed card can be returned to the SCRS booth to be entered into the drawing. All cards must be returned by 11:59 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 to be eligible.
“New vehicle advancements have captivated the industry’s attention regarding the investments in training and equipment necessary to enter into aluminum repair,” said SCRS Executive Director Aaron Schulenburg. “We have had such great success in past years by putting great quality prizes into our attendee businesses, and this year it was really important to everyone involved that the prize packages be aimed at opening up opportunities that connect with our education programs and the focus of that industry discussion. Car-O-Liner really shared our vision, and provided us with some amazing, highly sought-after products to help some very lucky attendees equip their business.”
Car-O-Liner’s mobile Aluminum Workstation is included in the Ford F-150 Collision Repair Program and comes complete with tools and equipment to repair aluminum damage. It provides dedicated tool storage to reduce the possibility of cross-contamination with steel particles, and a built-in work area to work efficiently in one location. The workstation is accompanied by a lifetime guarantee from Car-O-Liner and includes:
- Mobile cart with shelving, tool board and work area
- Aluminum spotter, 220V
- Carbon fiber pull bar dent pulling system with six jaws
- Hand puller
- Four professional-grade aluminum hammers
- Heat gun
- Heat barrier cool gel
- Digital pyrometer
- 4-millimeter studs
- Threaded pull washers
The Car-O-Liner QP-1 Dent Puller pulls out dents on steel body panels. It’s a portable spotter that offers a high-frequency inverter for rapid welding and pulling. It contains a built-in ground rod with automatic contact which requires minimal paint removal (as small as 20 millimeters in diameter.)
Repairers who are interested in winning these tools should visit SCRS at booth 10849. SCRS would also like to encourage attendees to register for SCRS’ RDE series and the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit being held on Wednesday at the SEMA Show. Both programs will focus on delivering information to businesses relative to maintaining pace with the rapid advancement of vehicle technology, as well as other solution-oriented ways to address other marketplace challenges.
The 2014 RDE series is currently sponsored by: PPG Automotive Refinish; AudaExplore, a Solera Company; BASF; General Motors Company; The Hertz Corporation; Ford Motor Co.; Alliance of Automotive Service Providers; AkzoNobel Coatings; LKQ Corporation; Paint Body & Equipment Specialists (a division of the Auto Care Association); SATA; Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Inc. and Spanesi Americas Inc.